Red Rock Entertainment

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Red Rock Entertainment
Production company
Industry Film Production, Television Production
Founder Gary Collins
Headquarters Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Area served
United Kingdom, Europe, US.
Products Motion pictures, Television programmes
Website redrockentertainment.com

Red Rock Entertainment Ltd[1] is a film investment and production company based at Elstree Film Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (UK).[2] Many well-known TV shows on British television and is the studio of choice for many successful British films. The company acts as Executive Producers sourcing investment and finance for film and TV projects. The CEO of Red Rock Entertainment is Gary Collins.[3] Red Rock Entertainment primarily works on projects that are at an advanced stage and are looking for the final amount of financing. Their sole focus is on film and TV projects that have a commercial appeal, an identifiable audience, moderately low and controllable costs and a sound financial structure.[4]

Background[edit]

Red Rock Entertainment primarily works on projects that are at an advanced stage and are looking for the final tranche of financing. Its focus is on film and TV projects that have commercial appeal, an identifiable audience, controllable costs and a sound financial structure. As an executive producer, Red Rock Entertainment arranges for investors to visit sets during filming, appear as extras and attend private screenings. It also regularly arranges seminars at Elstree Studios, at which high-profile corporate and financial specialists offer advice and insight into the various tax advantages of investing in the UK.

Productions[edit]

Title Notes
Genesis,The Fall of Eden In November 2016, Red Rock Entertainment announced they will be executive producers of Genesis,The Fall of Eden,[5] which is a SCI Fi ovmie written and directed by Bart Ruspoli, Freddie Hutton-Mills starring John Hannah, Warren Brown, Chike Okonkwo, and Olivia Grant.[6]
Madness in the Method In August 2016 Red Rock Entertainment announced they will be executive producers of Madness in the Method, (formerly Mewes) written by Dominic Burns, Chris Anastasi starring Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Matt Willis, Terri Hatcher, Gina Carino Vinnie Jones, Judd Nelson, Dean Cain, Casper Van Dien, Niko Nicotera. Jason Mewes made his directorial debut with Madness in the Method.[7]
The Tell-Tale Heart In April 2016 Red Rock Entertainment announced that they would co-produce The Tell-Tale Heart and Shakespeare's Heroes & Villains. Shakespeare's Heroes & Villains is an adaptation of Steven Berkoff's stage production Shakespeare's Villains.[8] The one-man play, which had its first run at Theatre Royal London in 1998, explored and analysed some of the Bard's most villainous characters, including Macbeth, Iago, Richard III and Coriolanus and Tell Tale Heart, both where written by Steven Berkoff.[9]
The Comedian's Guide to Survival Red Rock Entertainment are the executive producers of The Comedian's Guide to Survival,[10] which was filmed in Canada in July 2015.[11] The Comedian's Guide to Survival features The Inbetweeners's[12] James Buckley,[13] along with comedians Paul Kaye,[14] Jimmy Carr and Omid Djalili.[15][16] It is directed and based on the life of comedian James Mullingner.
That Good Night In March 2016 Red Rock Entertainment announced that they would act as the executive producers on the production of That Good Night[17] which is based on the That Good Night play written by N.J.Crisp (the title is derived from Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas). The film stars Sir John Hurt.[18][19] which started filming in March 2016 across locations on the Algarve coastline of Portugal.[20] Charles Dance co-stars as "The Visitor" in the film. The cast also includes Sofia Helin ("The Bridge"), Max Brown ("Agent Carter") and Erin Richards.[21] The story line of the film follows Ralph (Hurt), a famed screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death. As he does so, he resolves to attempt two final missions in life: to be reconciled to his long-lost son (Brown), and to ensure he doesn't become a burden on his wife Anna (Helin) with his slow decline by enlisting a mysterious "Visitor" to help him pass painlessly into "That Good Night".
The Stolen Red Rock Entertainment are the executive producers of The Stolen which was filmed in New Zealand[22] in February 2016. Starring Jack Davenport, Alice Eve, Graham McTavish, Stan Walker and Richard O'Brien Directed by Niall Johnson, written by Niall Johnson[23] and Emily Corcoran.
Rise of a Viking: Noble Claim Gary Collins (C.E.O of Red Rock Entertainment) is the executive producer of Rise of a Viking: Noble Claim[24] which is set in 650 AD and takes place in the Scottish highlands and Norwegian Fjords starring Jon Camplin and Frankie Fairbrass.
Breakdown Red Rock Entertainment are the executive producers of Breakdown[25] working alongside production company Impact Entertainment.[26] Breakdown stars Craig Fairbrass,[27] James Cosmo, Olivia Grant, Mem Ferda, Tamer Hassan and Bruce Payne. Breakdown is directed by Jonnie Malachi, produced by Luke Fairbrass, executive producers include Gary Collins, Craig Fairbrass and Luke Fairbrass.[28] The action-thriller had its premier screening at the Odeon, Convent Garden, London in January 2016.[29]
Ibiza Undead Red Rock Entertainment are executive producers of Ibiza Undead is a 2016 horror film written and directed by Andy Edwards. Premiered at London's FrightFest Film Festival in August 2016, the film stars Cara Theobold, Matt King and Alex Zane. Shot on location in Ibiza and London, it has been described as "The Inbetweeners meets Shaun of the Dead".[30]
In Extremis Red Rock Entertainment are the executive producers the psychological thriller, In Extremis. Written and directed by Steven Stone. In Extremis stars, David O'Hara, Isabelle Allen, Lisa Gormley, Neil Pearson, Toyah Wilcox, Nick Cornwall, Bill Fellows and Stuart Sessions. In Extremis began filming in Huddersfield in March 2015. The special screening of the movie for investors was held in London, in March 2016.[31]
Stanley A Man of Variety Red Rock Entertainment are the executive producers of the film Stanley A Man of Variety[32] (a.k.a. The Special One) directed by Stephen Cookson[33] and stars Timothy Spall, both also worked together in a 2011 British Christmas film My Angel. Timothy Spall played the lead in the film, as well as all other roles in the production.[34]
Await Further Instructions Red Rock Entertainment are the executive producers of horror film, Await Further Instructions, directed by Johnny Kevorkian[35] and written by Gavin Williams, starring David Bradley, Abigail Cruttenden, Sam Gittins, Holly Weston, Grant Masters, Neerja Naik and Kris Saddler.[36][37]
The London Firm Red Rock Entertainment, financed The London Firm (a.k.a. AB Negative) a crime thriller, directed by Neil Horner and written by Allen Beaver and Neil Horner, Starring Vincent Regan, Kumud Pant, Jon Campling, Stephen Marcus, Robert Cavanah and Seb Castang. The film was released in 26 October 2015.[38]
Heretiks Red Rock Entertainment are the executive producers of Heretiks a horror film directed by Paul Hyett written by Gregory Blair Starring Claire Higgins, Ania Marson, Rosie Day, Hannah Arterton, Katie Sheridan, Emily Tucker, Michael Ironside.[39]
Jas Red Rock Entertainment are the Distributors of Jas, a short film directed by Alice Trueman. Jas is the story of a young, English-Iranian girl, and her unlikely meeting with a racist war veteran. It is a story of the desire to escape, and the impossibility of escaping oneself. Starring Joseph Adelakun Conor Boru and Altay Lawrence.[40][41]
Yank Red Rock Entertainment are the Distributors of Yank, a comedy written and directed by Sean Lackey. Yank is about and Irish American called Tom Murphy, who hasn't a clue about Ireland or love. He eventually learns about the country of his heritage and that he should listen to his own heart concerning love. Starring Fred Willard, Colm Meaney and Kevin P. Farley.

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Cottage Country Red Rock Entertainment are the Distributors of Cottage Country, a Canadian comedy horror film written by Jeremy Boxen and directed by Peter Wellington. The film is about a man accidentally kills his brother with an ax, his fiancée is determined not to let even murder stand in the way of their happiness. Starring Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine, Dan Petronijevic and Lucy Punch[43]
Night Train to Lisbon Red Rock Entertainment are the Distributors of Night Train to Lisbon a internationally co-produced English-language drama film written by Pascal Mercier and Greg Latter and directed by Bille August. Based on the 2004 Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier. The film is about a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself. Starring Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent and Jack Huston[44]

Philanthropy[edit]

Red Rock Entertainment sponsors Signature Pictures[45] which is a social enterprise production company, partnered with Jobcentre Plus, providing training and work experience opportunities to unemployed young people in every department of its corporate & creative film productions. Red Rock Entertainment is a corporate partner of Rays of Sunshine, which is a non-profit organisation formed in 2003.[46][47]

Red Rock Entertainment, actively work in partnership with Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity,[48] the organisation's aim is to brighten the lives of children who are living with serious or life-limiting illnesses. Red Rock Entertainment not only sponsors wishes but enables the children's wishes.[49] Red Rock Entertainment has been known to organise some exclusive behind the scenes experiences within the film industry. In the last few years, they have organised on set visits to Elstree Studios, to watch and meet the cast of BBC Strictly Come Dancing[50][51] and set visits to Channel 4's Big Brother[52] They also organise meet and greets with actors and pop singers such as, Olly Murs,[53][54] James Buckley from The Inbetweeners[55]

In 2016 Red Rock Entertainment hosted a film competition granted a wish for Jason Stewart to travel to London to be a part of a very special Short Film Competition hosted by Red Rock Entertainment and Soho private members club, The Century Club. The teen got to spend time chatting with film director Chelsea Grant, who had recently made her own short film, Titiro. As a collaboration between Templeheart Films and Red Rock Entertainment, Jason then got exclusive access to the UK's largest International genre film festival showcasing the best horror, Sci-Fi and thriller films in Glasgow, where Stewart got to meet horror film director Paul Hyett (who directed The Seasoning House) spent some time with Stewart before premiering the trailer for his latest film Heretiks[56][57] Red Rock also holds private screenings, for their latest projects, with spoken remarks by producers, writers and actors.[58]

In February 2016 Red Rock held a short film competition[59] at The Century Club.[60] The panel consisted of Phillip Ilson,[61] Director of the London Short Film festival[62] and shorts programmer for the BFI London Film Festival, Roger Morris,[63] managing director of Elstree Studios, Stephen Cookson, Award-winning writer and director, Linda Robson, Actress best known for Birds of a Feather and Loose Women and Gary Collins, managing director of Red Rock Entertainment. They announced Alice Trueman as the winner and hope to make the Red Rock Film Competition an annual event, to help aspiring film makers further there career.[64]

Sponsorship partners[edit]

Executive Producer of Red Rock Entertainment, Gary Collins was selected to be a speaker at the Screen Film Summit 2016 which took place at London's Picturehouse in central London on 24 November, other keynote speakers that took part in the event included Andy Harries, Tim O'Shea, Tristan Goligher, Faye Ward, Eve Gabereau, Chris Green[disambiguation needed] and David Hancock.[65] The Screen Film Summit provided attendees with the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of accessing investment and private funding for film projects from experts in the film industry.[66]

Red Rock Entertainment sponsored the 2016 The Screen awards, which recognises excellence in UK film distribution, exhibition, marketing, publicity and brand partnerships. Celebrating much more than box office results, the Screen Awards acknowledge the wide array of that contributes to the success of the British film industry.[67]

Red Rock Entertainment are sponsors of Boreham Wood F.C. and the weekly match reports. Borehamwood F.C is in Hertfordshire, England, they are currently members of the National League and play at Meadow Park. Established in 1948, they are known as "the wood" and have a local rivalry with St. Albans City.[68]

Red Rock also organises, Film Investment Seminars at Elstree Studios.[69] The seminar's are designed to help potential investors understand how film investment works.

Red Rock Entertainment was the lead sponsors of the Ninth edition of The Women's International Film & Television Showcase Foundation International Visionary held at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair in July 2016 and Honorees for the 2016 Women's International Film & TV Showcase Awards.[70]

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